Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
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.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.