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.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.