I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
What's done can't be undone.
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.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
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.