Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.