It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
It is only necessary to make war with five things: with the maladies of the body, with the ignorances of the mind, with the passions of the body, with the seditions of the city, with the discords of families.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul
A thought is an idea in transit.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.
For as long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
As long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love.