Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
What's done can't be undone.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.