A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
By all means sometimes be alone; salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear; dare to look in thy chest; and tumble up and down what thou findest there.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
We forge gradually our greatest instrument for understanding the world, introspection. We discover that humanity may resemble us very considerable, that the best way of knowing the inwardness of our neighbors is to know ourselves.
He who reveals to me what is in me and helps me to externalize it in fuller terms of self-trust, is my real helper, for he assists me in the birth of those things which he knows are in me and in all men.
Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent.
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins.
Perfect knowledge comes only when you see the world in yourself, just as he who awakes from the dream then knows he saw his dreamworld with its suns and stars in himself.
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so