Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
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.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
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.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Time wounds all heels.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.