You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.