I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.