You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.
People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
We call first truths those we discover after all the others.
Single is not a status, it is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.
Ónen i-estel edain, ú-chebin estel anim. (I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept none for myself.) (Gilraen's linnod)
Don't look to the approval of others for your mental stability
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.