All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
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.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
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.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Compassion is the basis of morality.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.