We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love. Love is a mode of knowledge.
There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality.
The truth does not cease to exist because it's ignored.
Medical science is making such remarkable progress that soon none of us will be well.
The proper study of mankind is… books.
Words are man's first and most grandiose invention. With language he created a whole new universe.
A funny little literary article in the hand is worth at least three Critiques of Pure Reason in the bush.
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.
life is short and information endless: nobody has time for everything.
Everybody strains after happiness, and the result is that nobody's happy.
Can you say something about nothing?
We shall be permitted to live on this planet only for as long as we treat all nature with compassion and intelligence.
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood.
We live together, we act on, and react to one another; but always, and in all circumstances, we are by ourselves.
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
We don't want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.
When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
But then every man is ludicrous if you look at him from outside, without taking into account what’s going on in his heart and mind.
A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
The Bhagavad- Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.
Pain was a fascinating horror.
It is natural to believe in God when you're alone- quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then he added in a lower tone, "I ate my own wickedness".
No social stability without individual stability.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.