How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Intelligence is a moral category.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
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.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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.
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.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.