"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich."
"Surrendering is not a weakness. At the contrary it is strength. The surrender stops living in boiling water and starts living in a secure place."
"Judgment is ugly -- it hurts people. On the one hand you go on hurting them, wounding them, and on the other hand you want their love, their respect. It is impossible. Love them, respect them, and perhaps your love and respect may help them to change many of their...
"People who are disturbed by sickness Have no strength to do anything (useful), Likewise those whose minds are disturbed by confusion Have no strength to do anything (wholesome)."
"The chemistry of mind is different from the chemistry of love. The mind is careful, suspicious, he advances little by little. He advices "Be careful, protect yourself" Whereas love says "Let your self, go!" The mind is strong, never fells down, while love hurts...
"When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways--either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength."
"There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster."
"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them."
"You will never know how sharp a sword is unless it's drawn from its sheath."