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.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
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.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.