Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
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.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
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.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
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.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
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 first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
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.