Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.
We never see ourselves as others see us.
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.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
I think, therefore I am.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
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
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.