It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
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.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Intelligence is a moral category.
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.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.