Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.