The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
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.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.