A man is literally what he thinks.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Time wounds all heels.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.