It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.