We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.