What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.