Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
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.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.