Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
In moments of great grief, that’s where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.