A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Wisdom begins at the end.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.