Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it