A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of 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.
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.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.