The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
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.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
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.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.