Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
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.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
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 greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
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.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.