When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Think globally, act locally.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.