Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
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.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.