It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
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.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
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.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.