A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Many much-learned men have no intelligence.
But happiness is no respecter of persons.
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
Spiritual progress is like a detoxification