Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.