But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.