The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
What's done can't be undone.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.