Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
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.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.