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.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
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.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.