True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
What's done can't be undone.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Criticize the act, not the person.
The object of the superior man is truth.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.