To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I think, therefore I am.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
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.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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.