Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.