For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
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 I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.