We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.