Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
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.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.