To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
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!
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
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.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
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.
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.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.