In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
The lie is a condition of life.
What's done can't be undone.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.