Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Appearances often are deceiving.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
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.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
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.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.