It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.