The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The lie is a condition of life.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.