It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
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.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.