In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
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.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.