Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
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.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
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.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
A friend to all is a friend to none
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
So whenever a Western seeker reaches to an understanding that ego is the problem, he can easily dissolve it, more easily than any Eastern seeker.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.