It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.