To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Think globally, act locally.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?