I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something.
One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
What you discover on your own is always more exciting than what someone else discovers for you - it's like the marriage between romantic love and an arranged marriage.
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Tell me who your enemy is, and I will tell you who you are.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are.
Nail me to my car and I'll tell you who you are
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up.
For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
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