Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
A man is literally what he thinks.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact