Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.