Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but torment to themselves.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own.
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.
Life is full of troubles and vexations, that one must either rise above it by means of corrected thoughts, or leave it.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them; but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
You (demagogues) are like the fishers for eels; in still waters they catch nothing, but if they thoroughly stir up the slime, their fishing is good; in the same way it’s only in troublous times that you line your pockets.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
Reading is not an end to itself, but a means to an end.
Winning without problem is just victory, but winning with lots of trouble create History.
I don’t thrive on stress. I love lying on the deck on our houseboat reading a book.