Great person is one who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know […]

Perception is the medium by which ignorance is brought to knowledge

Perception is the medium by which ignorance is brought to knowledge. Yet the perception must be without deceit, for otherwise it becomes the messenger of ignorance rather than a helper in the search for truth.

Ego enjoys the study of itself and thoroughly approves the undertakings of students who would analyze it, approving its importance

The study of the ego is not the study of the mind. In fact, the ego enjoys the study of itself and thoroughly approves the undertakings of students who would analyze it, approving its importance. Yet they but study form with meaningless content. For their teacher is senseless, though careful to conceal this fact behind […]

Your mind is capable of creating worlds, but it can also deny what it creates because it is free.

Your mind is capable of creating worlds, but it can also deny what it creates because it is free.

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before… He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.” – Kurt Vonnegut