The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.