Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
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.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.