Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
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.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
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.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.