No one has learned the meaning of life until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow men.
The less justified a man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready he is to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause.
It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one’s self.
A patient, humble temper gathers blessings that are marred by the peevish and overlooked by the aspiring.
The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound.
Shun praise. Praise leads to self-delusion. Thy body is not Self, thy Self is in itself without a body, and either praise or blame affects it not.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself.