The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
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.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!