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.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
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.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
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.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.