Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
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.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
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.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.