What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
All great achievements require time.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.