What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
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.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
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.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.