Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
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.
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.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
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.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.