To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Resist much. Obey little.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.