One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
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.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
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.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.