This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
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.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
All great achievements require time.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.