He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.