This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Be curious, not judgmental.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
What's done can't be undone.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.