Compassion is the basis of morality.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
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.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.