Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
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.
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.