There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!