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.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Criticize the act, not the person.
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.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.