Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
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.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.