Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.