If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Resist much. Obey little.