If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
A friend to all is a friend to none
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.