Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
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.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool