Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
We all have a certain vision of who we want to be. There are times when we put the blame on others for our weaknesses and failures in life. For some reason, no one seems to be happy about who they are now and how their life has turned out to be. But if you come to think of it, you are exactly who you need to be. You just don't realize it yet.
Often romantic relationships fail because you are trying to get someone to fall in love with the You that you never discovered.
A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.
There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
Your words mean nothing when your actions are the complete opposite.
I would prefer even to fail with honour than win by cheating.
People don't care for you when you are alone, they just care for you when they are alone.
The ones who say you can't and you won't are probably the ones scared that you will.
Love is true when it comes from the heart, not from the mouth.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others - it only changes yours.
To find true love you must first find a true friend. To love someone completely you must love them for who they are not what they look like. Friendship is the soil through which love's seeds grow. If you want to bring love into a relationship, you must first bring friendship.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
The best friend will probably acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is founded on the talent for friendship.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
Great minds are always feared by lesser minds.
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.
I learned a lot about falling in love when I fell out of love. I learned a lot about being a friend when I was alone.
The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.
A real man can make a woman fall in love without touching anything but the heart.
No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
I do not trust people who don't love themselves and yet tell me, "I love you." There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Three things I want in a relationship: Eyes that won't cry, lips that won't lie, and love that won't die.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.