We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
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.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.