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.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.