Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.