There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.