Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
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.
Time wounds all heels.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
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.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.