Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Criticize the act, not the person.
A man is literally what he thinks.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
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.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.