The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
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'.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.