Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.
All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.
The night hides a world, but reveals a universe.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.
If I tell you I'm good, you probably will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.
Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.
Know more about yourself than others know about you.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.
A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing.
Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
The literature of the inner life is very largely a record of struggle with the inordinate passions of the social self.