All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Resist much. Obey little.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
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.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid