Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
All great achievements require time.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.