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.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.