Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.