Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
A man is literally what he thinks.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.