Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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 always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.