Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
A man is literally what he thinks.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
A friend to all is a friend to none
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.