I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
A friend to all is a friend to none
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.