It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
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.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.