Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence