He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
In moments of great grief, that’s 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.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?