The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.