A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Time wounds all heels.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.