Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
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.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.