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.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
The object of the superior man is truth.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.