Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
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.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
All great achievements require time.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
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.
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.