Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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.
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.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.