There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
What can't be cured must be endured.
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.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom