The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
You have your ideology and I have mine.
Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?