If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.
What you seek is seeking you.
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
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