A man is literally what he thinks.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
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.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.