The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.