Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.