Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.