If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
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.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.