Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
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.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.