I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something.
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Contentment does not come to those whose means are great, but to those whose needs are few.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain agnostic.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes of himself.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Some feeling came into you, unpleasant feeling, and you said, Should not come, it should not come! Doing that, you are resisting it. When you resist, it persists. Just observe. See, Oh! Go deep into it. Dance; stand up on your feet and dance. Be intoxicated; move intoxicated.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.
The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.