We never see ourselves as others see us.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
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.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.