If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
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.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
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.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.