To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
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.
All great achievements require time.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
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.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
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.