Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
Wisdom begins at the end.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.