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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.