Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
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.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.