This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Wisdom begins at the end.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls