If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Appearances often are deceiving.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.