Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.