The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Desire is the very essence of man.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
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.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
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.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.