To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
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.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.