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.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
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.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
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.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.