If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.