Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
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.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
What's done can't be undone.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Appearances often are deceiving.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.