One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
O God! if I worship Thee in fear of Hell, burn me in Hell; and if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise; but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not thine everlasting beauty.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity.
Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindliness in favor of systematic hatred.
Man who is created alone should be aware that he will also die alone. Yet during his life, he lives almost addicted to possessions... the only assets one can take with him when one dies is one's belief or disbelief
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside.
Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.
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