Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.