If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
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.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.