You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
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.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Intelligence is a moral category.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.