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.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Resist much. Obey little.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.