Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
What can't be cured must be endured.
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.