If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
The object of the superior man is truth.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
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.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.