Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Desire is the very essence of man.