Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
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.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.