A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Criticize the act, not the person.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
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.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
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.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
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 oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.