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.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
If you buy what you do not need, you will need what you cannot buy.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
The lie is a condition of life.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
There is no question climate change is happening. The only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.