It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
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.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.