Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desire is the very essence of man.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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.