Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
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.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.