If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Think globally, act locally.
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?
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.