Resist much. Obey little.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.