Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.