Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.