As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.