Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
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.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.