If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.