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.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.