Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
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.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.