There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
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.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.