I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
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.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
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.
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.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.