Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Intelligence is a moral category.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.