Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself, "Is it true?"
At the second ask, "Is it necessary?"
At the third gate ask "Is it kind?"
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Forget about being separated from others and from the Divine Source.
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
If you want to be happy, be.
Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved.
There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
To be selfless is to be all-pervading. To be all pervading is to be transcendent.
To embrace all is to be selfless.
To embrace all things means also that one rids oneself of any concept of separation: male or female, self or other, life and death. Division is contrary to the nature of the Tao.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When you are silent in the forest, then fairies visit you.
You cannot perceive beauty, but with a serene mind.
The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.