Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Time wounds all heels.
Criticize the act, not the person.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
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.