The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Time wounds all heels.
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
The object of the superior man is truth.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.