Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
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.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
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.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.