In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
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.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.
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
The object of the superior man is truth.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid
What's done can't be undone.