The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic identity...one must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
In order to judge properly, one must get away somewhat from what one is judging, after having loved it. This is true of countries, of persons, and of oneself.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
There are people who live their whole lives on the default settings, never realizing you can customize.
Strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your own heart.
No man can teach another self-knowledge. He can only lead him or her up to self-discovery - the source of truth.
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
The only difference between us is that I am aware of my natural state, while you are bemused.... We discover it by being earnest, by searching, enquiring, questioning daily and hourly, by giving one's life to this discovery.
What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow.
Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living.
You are extraordinary within your limits, but your limits are extraordinary!
The delights of self-discovery are always available.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
I've learned... . That being kind is more important than being right.
Be magic choose and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to believe. We are who we choose to be.
I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
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