You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
The lie is a condition of life.