You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?