As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.