I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
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.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The object of the superior man is truth.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.