Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid