I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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.
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.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.