Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
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.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
I think, therefore I am.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say 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.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.