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 only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
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.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.