Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Criticize the act, not the person.
What can't be cured must be endured.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
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.
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.