None but ourselves can free our minds.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.