Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Desire is the very essence of man.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The lie is a condition of life.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.