If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
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.
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
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.