Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
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
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
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.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
A man is literally what he thinks.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
I think, therefore I am.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.