My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.