It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
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
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.