He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
A friend to all is a friend to none
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.