No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
The object of the superior man is truth.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
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.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law