If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Intelligence is a moral category.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.