The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Desire is the very essence of man.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.