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.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
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.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.