Let him who would move the world first move himself.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Intelligence is a moral category.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.