Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.