We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Resist much. Obey little.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.