Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
What can't be cured must be endured.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.