There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
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.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
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.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.