Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
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.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.