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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
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.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.