A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.