Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Criticize the act, not the person.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
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.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.