What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
All great achievements require time.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
I think, therefore I am.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.