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.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.