We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
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.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.