Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
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'.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.