It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
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.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.