Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Resist much. Obey little.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.