We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Desire is the very essence of man.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
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.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
What's done can't be undone.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.