"People are machines. Machines have to be blind and unconscious, they cannot be otherwise, and all their actions have to correspond to their nature. Everything happens. No one does anything. ‘Progress’ and ‘civilization,’ in the real meaning of these words, can appear...
"May all who say bad things to me Or cause me any other harm, And those who mock and insult me Have the fortune to fully awaken."
"This world is like a mountain. Your echo depends on you. If you scream good things, the world will give it back. If you scream bad things, the world will give it back. Even if someone says badly about you, speak well about him. Change your heart to change the world."
"The pursuit of Truth is conducted by the heart and not by the mind. Use your heart as a guide, not the head on your shoulders, be one of those who knows his devil, not one of those who kills him."
"Nothing kills the soul that commands to evil like seeing the beauty of the heart."
"Just as I would be attentive and careful of a wound When amidst a bustling uncontrolled crowd, So I should always guard the wound of my mind When dwelling among harmful people."
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."
"When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth - it is that which will defile...
"War is a mind-set, and all action that comes out of such a mind-set will either strengthen the enemy, the perceived evil, or, if the war is won, will create a new enemy, a new evil equal to and often worse than the one that was defeated. There is a deep...