It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Appearances often are deceiving.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
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.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.