Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.