Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
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.
I think, therefore I am.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
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.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.