The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
It is always advisable to perceive clearly our ignorance.
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.
He who can destroy a thing, can control a thing.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Criticize the act, not the person.
A person who spends more than he earns is a fool