Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The object of the superior man is truth.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Think globally, act locally.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.