The lie is a condition of life.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
What's done can't be undone.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.