The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
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.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid