Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
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.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Intelligence is a moral category.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Think globally, act locally.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
The object of the superior man is truth.