A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
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 never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.