The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
A man is literally what he thinks.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
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.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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