Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.