Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
If you meditate, sooner or later you will come upon love. If you meditate deeply, sooner or later you will start feeling a tremendous love arising in you that you have never known before.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
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.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.