If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
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.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
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.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.