Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.