I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.