A person obsessed with the need to be happy will never be so. The obsession is the obstruction.
Always walk through life as if you have something to learn and you will.
Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
Consciously risk the loss of something before losing it, and you will lose the fear of losing it.
Do not mistake desire for love. Desire leaves home in a frantic search for one gratification after another. Love is at home with itself.
Don't look for someone in whom to believe. Believe in yourself. The only authentic authority is your own original nature.
Honestly face your inner poverty as a means of discovering your inner wealth.
Men have the illusion of having a duty to make the world spin properly, which is precisely what makes it wobble.
One of society's absurd delusions is that the spending of money can cure something.
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
People fight to preserve their frozen beliefs and then complain of the cold!
Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance.
Run forward when possible, walk ahead when you can, stagger onward when you must, but never cease your forward movement.
See human nonsense as nonsense and save years of trying to make sense out of it.
The delusion of having wisdom creates the dangerous delusion of having power, leading to disaster.
The need to impress others causes half the world's woes. Don't add to them. Be real, not impressive.
The only activities of true value are those which aim at inner transformation.
The power of fantasy is so strong that people think they are having a good time when they are merely wasting money.
To change what you get you must change who you are.
Truth is not a matter of personal viewpoint.
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.
We are slaves to whatever we don't understand.
When told that man lives in delusion everyone thinks of himself as the exception; hence his delusion.
You are not responsible for anyone who stubbornly chooses to ruin his own life.
You can not escape a prison if you do not know you're in one.
You have it made when you don't care whether you have it made or not.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
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