The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
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.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience 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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The only real laughter comes from despair.