Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.