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.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
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.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
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.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
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.