Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Be curious, not judgmental.
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.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
A precedent embalms a principle.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.