Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
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.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.