Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
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.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.