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.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Be curious, not judgmental.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
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.