One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Desire is the very essence of man.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Intelligence is a moral category.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
All great achievements require time.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.