Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Think globally, act locally.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
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.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.