Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.