Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
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
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.