The only real laughter comes from despair.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
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.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.