All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.