Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.