The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom