Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.