Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
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.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.