The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.