Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.