In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Resist much. Obey little.
I think, therefore I am.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.