Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.