Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
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.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
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.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Time wounds all heels.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
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
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.