Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
All great achievements require time.