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.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Turn your wounds into 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.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
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.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.