Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know.
A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race.
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.