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.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.