Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
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.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.