It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Think globally, act locally.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
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.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.