The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
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.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.