There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
So many people have this idea: I want to achieve something great or be somebody great. And they neglect the step that leads to greatness. They don't honor this step at this moment because they have this idea of some future moment where they are going to be great.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
Criticize the act, not the person.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
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.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.