You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
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.
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.
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.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
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.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.