Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Time wounds all heels.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.