If I learn to create love in my heart and silently share it with everyone I meet, love will grace every corner of my life.
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.
The modern mind has lost all capacity to wonder. It has lost all capacity to look into the mysterious, into the miraculous - because of knowledge, because it thinks it knows.
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
Empower others by filling your own heart with courage, your thoughts with determination and your eyes with destiny.
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.
Be less of a judge and you will be surprised that when you become a witness and you don't judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes you more human, more compassionate, more understanding.
And the more you become aware of the unknown self - if you become aware of it - the more you realize that it is inseparably connected with everything else that is.
Now as of old the gods give men all good things, excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless. These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods: men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
Do not look back with shame, nor look up with arrogance, nor look around for blame. Just look ahead with dignity.
Your ability to recognize the specialities of others makes you a natural leader.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.
Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.
You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Let my eyes be a mirror for others, reflecting only the best and finest qualities.