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.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.