A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Resist much. Obey little.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.