Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect 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.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.