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.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Wisdom begins at the end.