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
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
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.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
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.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
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.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
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.
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.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.