The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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.
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.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.