He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
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.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.