We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
You don't become what you want, you become what you believe
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.
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.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.