Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
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.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Criticize the act, not the person.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.