You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
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.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.