The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.