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.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
What's done can't be undone.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
A precedent embalms a principle.
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.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
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.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.