It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
The people who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.
I can either be the fire that lights your way or the fire that destroys everything in my way. You decide.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
The tired wisdom of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I had to make a choice at one point in my life, of missing films or missing my children. It was a very easy decision to make because I missed my children so very much.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
India is a proud and sovereign country. We do not take any decisions under pressure from the U.S. or any other power.
There is some wisdom in taking a gloomy view, in looking upon the world as a kind of Hell, and in confining one’s efforts to securing a little room that shall not be exposed to the fire.
If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.
Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
A man can learn wisdom even from a foe.
That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words.
Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever.
Even from enemies much can be learned by the intelligent, More in fact than from our friends.
Do not take a blind guide.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.