A precedent embalms a principle.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.