Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
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.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
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.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.