By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
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.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
A friend to all is a friend to none
A precedent embalms a principle.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.