It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
What goes around comes back around.
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When bird dies, ants eat it. One tree can be made into million matchsticks but only one matchstick is enough to burn million trees. Circumstances can change at any time. You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
The people who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
Realize that everything connects to everything else.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
What seems to be coming at you is really coming from you.
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.
I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
We are made of all those who have built and broken us.
Our aim may be as high as the endless sky, but we should have a resolve in our minds to walk ahead, hand-in-hand for victory will be ours.
We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.