You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
All great achievements require time.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
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.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.