The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
The environment is everything that isn’t me.
The faster you go, the shorter you are.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
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