Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Wisdom begins at the end.
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.
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?
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.