The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
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.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
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.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.