Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
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.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Resist much. Obey little.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.