Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The lie is a condition of life.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
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.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
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.
A precedent embalms a principle.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
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.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.