All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
A precedent embalms a principle.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Resist much. Obey little.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.