Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
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.