Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
The object of the superior man is truth.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
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.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.