I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
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.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.