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.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.