Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
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.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
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.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Wisdom begins at the end.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.