So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
What's done can't be undone.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
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.