Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.