I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.