Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
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.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
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.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.