By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Be curious, not judgmental.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.