All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.