If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.