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.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Appearances often are deceiving.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
The lie is a condition of life.
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.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
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.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.