Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
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.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
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.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
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.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.