The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
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.
What's done can't be undone.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.