All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Wisdom begins at the end.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The object of the superior man is truth.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.