To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.