To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
A man is literally what he thinks.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.