It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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.
A man is literally what he thinks.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
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.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid