Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
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.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.