One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
All great achievements require time.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
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.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.