Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
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.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care