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.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.