Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
The object of the superior man is truth.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
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.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
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.