If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Think globally, act locally.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
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.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.