Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something
I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I've been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Be the change you want to see.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
The gift of truth excels all other gifts.
Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
I've been practicing modalities of Eastern philosophy since about 1972. What I've learned through my meditation is a sense of equanimity, a sense of all things being equal.
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