In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The lie is a condition of life.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.