Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.