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.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
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.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
All great achievements require time.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
A friend to all is a friend to none