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.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Think globally, act locally.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.