It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.