A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
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.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
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.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously