It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.