If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
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.