What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
What's done can't be undone.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.