I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what world calls a romance.
I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
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.
The final mystery is oneself.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.