Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
A man is literally what he thinks.
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.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.