Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
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.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.