What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.