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.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously