Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
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.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.