Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
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.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.