Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
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!
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Criticize the act, not the person.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.