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.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
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.
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.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.