Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
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.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.