It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
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.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.