Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
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.
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.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
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.