It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The lie is a condition of life.
A precedent embalms a principle.
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.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Compassion is the basis of morality.