Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
What can't be cured must be endured.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
All great achievements require time.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.