Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
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.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
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.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.