Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.