Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.