As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Be that self which one truly is.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Each soul is potentially divine.