Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Resist much. Obey little.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.