It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.