An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
The lie is a condition of life.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Resist much. Obey little.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
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.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
In the East, all the religions preach egolessness. So in the East, everybody is against the ego from the very beginning.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.