We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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.
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.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Resist much. Obey little.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Wisdom begins at the end.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.