When you are silent in the forest, then fairies visit you.
The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.
Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself, "Is it true?"
At the second ask, "Is it necessary?"
At the third gate ask "Is it kind?"
Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Forget about being separated from others and from the Divine Source.
To be selfless is to be all-pervading. To be all pervading is to be transcendent.
To embrace all things means also that one rids oneself of any concept of separation: male or female, self or other, life and death. Division is contrary to the nature of the Tao.
To embrace all is to be selfless.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
If you want to be happy, be.
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved.