Where there are sheep, the wolves are never very far away.
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.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
For my whole life, my favorite activity was reading. It’s not the most social pastime.
We are made of all those who have built and broken us.
We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Reading is thinking with someone else’s head instead of one’s own.
A man who has not enough originality to think out a new title for his book will be much less capable of giving it new content.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.