The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
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.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.