I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
What worries you, masters you.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Philosophical discussions habitually make men happy and joyful not frowning and sad.
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
Seeking is not always the way to find.
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
It is possible to construct small realities that contain political or philosophical responses, not necessarily just practical or economical responses.
The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.
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