Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The lie is a condition of life.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
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.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.