I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.