Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
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.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.