Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
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.
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.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
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.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.