If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
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.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.