This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
What's done can't be undone.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
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?
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.