Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
All great achievements require time.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.