Great acts are made up of small deeds.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
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.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle