Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
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 are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.