I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
A man is literally what he thinks.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
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.