Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.