What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.