All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
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.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.