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.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
A precedent embalms a principle.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.