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.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
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 simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The lie is a condition of life.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?