Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.