Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
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.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.