We never see ourselves as others see us.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.