It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.