The Top 10 Best Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action which produces further confusion, further misery. We fill our hearts with blueprints for world reform and do not look to that one resolving factor which is love.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“[on the secret to a happy, content life]

Do you want to know what my secret is? I don’t mind what happens.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To ask the ‘right’ question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Do you know that even when you look at a tree and say, `That is an oak tree’, or `that is a banyan tree’, the naming of the tree, which is botanical knowledge, has so conditioned your mind that the word comes between you and actually seeing the tree? To come in contact with the tree you have to put your hand on it and the word will not help you to touch it.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti