It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.