Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
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.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.