It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Resist much. Obey little.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
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.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.