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.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
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.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.