Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being.
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.
Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Who were the fools who spread the story that brute force cannot kill ideas? Nothing is easier. And once they are dead they are no more than corpses.
There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.