Wisdom is not the product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
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.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.