The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
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.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Time wounds all heels.
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.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact