Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
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.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
The object of the superior man is truth.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.