Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
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.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law