Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
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.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.