If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
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 greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.