Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The object of the superior man is truth.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.