You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
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.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.