Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Time wounds all heels.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
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.