I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Be curious, not judgmental.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Time wounds all heels.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.