In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom