One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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'.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
What can't be cured must be endured.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.