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.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
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.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Wisdom begins at the end.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.