In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.