Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
It takes a great man to be a good listener.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.