You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Time wounds all heels.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.