My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.