You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
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.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.