As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world - the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
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.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Don't criticize what you can't understand.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.