There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
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.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.