Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The lie is a condition of life.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.