Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
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.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Think globally, act locally.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.