The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
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.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.