All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Wisdom begins at the end.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.