What's done can't be undone.
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.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.