Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
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.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Think globally, act locally.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.