Desire is the very essence of man.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
A friend to all is a friend to none
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
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.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.