You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. Thats whats insane about it.
What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.
Mastery isn't reserved for the supertalented. It's available to anyone who is willing to get on the path and stay on it- regardless of age, sex, or previous experience.
When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.
Live simply so that others may simply live. Its a nice idea, but our lives are more complicated and complex than ever. What can you simplify today - your desk, perhaps your thoughts, a meeting? Simple means easy. Simple means asking, "Is this really necessary?" Simple means keeping it short but sweet. Simple means keeping the focus of your attention on what you need to do now. Todays mantra is, "lets keep it simple."
A person of wisdom and spirituality has very beautiful manners that have grown from genuine respect and love for the whole of humanity. Manners in this sense have nothing to do with culture or education: it is simply a question of humility. When we are at the receiving end of such manners, we feel that some deeper part of us has been honoured. In fact, none of us deserves anything less.