No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
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.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.