Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, 'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
It is by virtue of the temple that the world is resanctified in every part.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
How quickly passes away the glory of this world.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.
All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.
Buddhism has had a major effect on who I am and how I think about the world. What I have learned is that I like all religions, but only parts of them.
I don't know what better teenage life you could get than going around the world doing what you love to do.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.