If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Appearances often are deceiving.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little