You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
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.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
All great achievements require time.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.