You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
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.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.