Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
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.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Desire is the very essence of man.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.