If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.