Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
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.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.