Be realistic: Plan for a miracle
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
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.
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.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.