The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.