So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
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.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Think globally, act locally.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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.
Appearances often are deceiving.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.