When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.