Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
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.
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.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
All great achievements require time.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.