What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
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.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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.
Think globally, act locally.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.