All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.