The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Live your life and forget your age.
Time is the best killer.
We all owe death a life.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
History is the devil's scripture.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.