Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.