I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
What can't be cured must be endured.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.