The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?