The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
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.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
What's done can't be undone.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Desire is the very essence of man.
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.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.