It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
What can't be cured must be endured.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.