Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Think globally, act locally.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
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.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.