Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.