Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
A precedent embalms a principle.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
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.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.