Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
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.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.