Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
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