Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
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.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.