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.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.