The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.