The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
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'.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.