A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.