You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
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.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.