Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
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.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Intelligence is a moral category.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.