Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
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.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
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.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.