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.
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.
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.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
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?
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Time wounds all heels.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.