Wise Man Once Said Quotes by Socrates, Laozi, Heraclitus, Dalai Lama, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Gautama Buddha and many others.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not recognize it when it arrives.
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
What you think you become.
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.
What we speak becomes the house we live in.
Few men have the natural strength to honor a friend’s success without envy.
I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him.
Easy to do are things that are bad and harmful to oneself. But exceedingly difficult to do are things that are good and beneficial.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
(The Tao) is always present and always available. . . . If you are willing to be lived by it, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things.
I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Compassion is something really worthwhile. It is not just a religious or spiritual subject, not a matter of ideology. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity.