A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.