All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
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.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
I think, therefore I am.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
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.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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'.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.