Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Appearances often are deceiving.
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.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
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.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.