Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
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.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
What's done can't be undone.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
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.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.