To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Wisdom begins at the end.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
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.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
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.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
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!
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.