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.
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.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.