Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
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.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Resist much. Obey little.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.