Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
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'.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law