Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for 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.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.