Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.