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.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
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.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Desire is the very essence of man.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.