Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
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.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
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.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.