The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
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.
A man is literally what he thinks.