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.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
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.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.