There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.