Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
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.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I think, therefore I am.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.