We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.