In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
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.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
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'.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.