I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
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.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.