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.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
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.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.