Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more