Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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'.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.