The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Think globally, act locally.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
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.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
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.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.