In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
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.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
You always admire what you really don't understand.