Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.