When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
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.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
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.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle