Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give 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.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Intelligence is a moral category.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.