Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
Great wisdom is generous petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.
(also widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt)
He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool He who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion.
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words.
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy Is to forget the right way And forget that the going is easy.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grapsed, the words are forgotten. Where can I find a man who has forgotten the words? He is the one I would like to talk to.