Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
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.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
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.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.