We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
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.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.