And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
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.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
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.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.