Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
No one has ever become poor by giving.