Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
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.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
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.