The object of the superior man is truth.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The lie is a condition of life.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.