There is a limit to the application of democratic methods. You can inquire of all the passengers as to what type of car they like to ride in, but it is impossible to question them as to whether to apply the brakes when the train is at full speed and accident threatens.
Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of language.
Work and pray, live on hay, you’ll get pie in the sky when you die.
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain – at least in a poor country like Russia – and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.