To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
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 weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.