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.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Resist much. Obey little.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.