Wisdom begins at the end.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Resist much. Obey little.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.