Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
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.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.