One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
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.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.