Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
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.
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.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Criticize the act, not the person.
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.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.