In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Be curious, not judgmental.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Criticize the act, not the person.
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.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.