I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
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.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
A friend to all is a friend to none
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
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.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.