One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle