Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.