The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Time wounds all heels.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
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.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.