A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.