Criticize the act, not the person.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
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.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.