Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
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.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
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.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
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.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.