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.
Be curious, not judgmental.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.