The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.