Wisdom begins at the end.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
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.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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 criticize what you can't understand.
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.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.