The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
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.
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!
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
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.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.