If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
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.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more