We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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'.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.