Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
I think, therefore I am.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.