Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.