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.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Desire is the very essence of man.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.