You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
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.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact