Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
Such as are in immediate fear of a losing their estates, of banishment, or of slavery, live in perpetual anguish, and lose all appetite and repose;whereas such as are actually poor, slaves, or exiles, ofttimes live as merrily as other folk.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes.
But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Envy aims very high.
We make war that we may live in peace.
The transcendent models of temples enjoy a spiritual, incorruptible celestial existence.
I don't enjoy public performances and being up on a stage. I don't enjoy the glamour. Like tonight, I am up on stage and my feet hurt.
Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.