Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.