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.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Think globally, act locally.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously