I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
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.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.