I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.