Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.