I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
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.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
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.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
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.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.