We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.