Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.