It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
A precedent embalms a principle.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
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.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.