Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.