A friend to all is a friend to none
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
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
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.