Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
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.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.