The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
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.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.