It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.