Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite.

He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly.

Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.

You may give them your love, but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

IF any of you would bring to judgment the unfaithful wife, Let him also weigh the heart of her husband in scales, and measure his soul with measurements.

Follow the steps, trust them and yourself.

Do not limp before the lame, deeming it a kindness.

Life kisses our faces every morning. Yet, between morning and evening, she laughs at our sorrows.

Defeat, my defeat, my deathless courage, You and I shall laugh together with the storm, And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us, and we shall stand in the sun with a will, And we shall be dangerous.

Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.

He suffered much, but he understood the mystery of pain: he knew that tears make all things shine.

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

You have been told also that life is darkness, and in your weariness you echo what was said by the weary.

There lies a green field between the scholar and the poet; should the scholar cross it he becomes a wise man; should the poet cross it, he becomes a prophet.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.

For that which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is the morning mist, and whose windows are the songs and the silences of night.

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

They dip their pens in our hearts and think they are inspired.

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free!

When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when your dream was born

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.

When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire. Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born. And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure.

When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, 'Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison.'

When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.

When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet.

When you love you should not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you wort
When you love you should not say, God is in my heart, but rather, I am in the heart of God.

When you long for blessings that you may not name, and when you grieve knowing not the cause, then indeed you are growing with all things that grow, and rising toward your greater self.

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given yo

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.

When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sor

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

When love beckons to you, follow him.

When love beckons to you follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him thought the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams.

When life does not find a singer to sing her heart, she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.

When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.

When a man destroys his fellow, people say that such a one is a murderer. When one set in authority destroys, it is said that this one is a faithful judge.