Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.