Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself.
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice.
Fear is the greatest enemy; the father of all suffering, and love is the only cure for humanity's great afflictions.
Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for.
If you are competing with slaves, then you are a slave yourself.
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
Let your greatest possession be the ability to let go of any possession, joyfully.
Never expect a loan to a friend to be paid back if you want to keep that friend.
No belief or idea is sacred, unless it treats all people as sacred.
One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves.
The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
There is something greater than any nation; it is the spirit which created the nation.
Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive.
What we do to others, we do to ourselves.
When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free.
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