A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.