One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
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.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.