Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.