Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
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.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.