Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
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.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
All great achievements require time.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.