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.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Appearances often are deceiving.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.