So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Resist much. Obey little.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.